I found out a very serious thing: two of my roommates had never seen a Hitchcock. Which... how? He's my favorite director, ever, so I am aiming to fill this hole in their lives. On Friday we watched Rear Window & Vertigo. Conor was enraptured. Chris fell asleep during Rear Window (it was like 8pm), and played video games instead of watching Vertigo (smh).
I'd "seen" Vertigo before but it was kind of at a ridiculous time so I pretty much…
So fun! I'm a big Matthew Vaughn fan and this didn't disappoint. I didn't know he directed it going in, but once I googled it I wasn't surprised at all, I'd been comparing it to just the sheer fun-ness of Kickass.
Obviously this wasn't some serious film, and it was definitely a predictable plot, but I tend to judge movies on two things: how well it did what it was trying to do, and entertainment value, so obviously Kingsman succeeded…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was wonderful, as expected. One thing that was interesting to me was that the "big reveal" that Jackman's character was drowning himself to perform the trick, was obvious for the last half hour or more of the film, but the reveal that Bale's character was a twin was a surprise to me, although I could tell that his "assistant" was in a getup, and didn't look up who the actor was in order to not spoil any surprises. So…